Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017 Rated 94WS
$77.99 $74.99 price per bottle
Wine Spectator Review
This is packed with black currant, black cherry, floral and juniper aromas and flavors. The tannins are assertive, matched to bracing acidity and a touch of heat. A bit boisterous today, but this should settle down nicely over time. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Best from 2022 through 2039.
James Suckling Review
A fresh and bright red with sliced-orange and black-cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body. Tight and compact. Long and flavorful finish. Will age beautifully. Drink or hold.
Wine Advocate Review
Offering richness, density and a sharply delineated approach, the 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is an elegant but also classic expression from this storied estate. The best qualities of this vintage come through here with tight and focused fruit flavors and clear perfumes of wild cherry, rose and button mushroom. There is a lingering note of cherry sweetness that serves to glue the wine's other attributes, like its freshness and integrated tannins, together in harmony. Pair it with a veal and mushroom lasagna. Drink now-2028.
Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex with notes of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.